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what really happened to your loved ones on 9/11 by michael mark

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To those of you who lost loved ones in the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, here’s what happened in their final moments.

Your father was a hero.  When the building shook from the blast, he did not concern himself with fear.  He helped unblock an office door which had been barricaded by debris and furniture that had moved. He freed three people.

Your friend who was on the plane being hijacked recognized immediately how serious the matter was and reached to calm the shaking hand of the person in the next seat.

Your wife saw a man bleeding from his head and she tore a piece from her shirt and made a bandage for him.

Your aunt helped her co-workers who could not find the exit through the smoke – they all made it. Then she went back for others.

Your nephew who was the pilot on the plane had only the safety of everyone on board in focus every second. [Read more…]

Because doing good is always in Style

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z will be holding a charity concert at Madison Square Garden on September 11 to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the attacks. All proceeds will be donated to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Tickets cost $50 apiece, and Jay-Z hopes to raise more than $750,000 for the Fund, which has been helping the families of fallen First Responders for almost 25 years. If you can’t make it to the concert, you can still help out by becoming an ambassador, encouraging your company to become a corporate sponsor or making a donation.